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276: A Pineapple Express Of Consumer Technology

276: A Pineapple Express Of Consumer Technology

Prototype Base

Did you know that Pineapple Express is a non-technical term for describing a deluge of rain? It’s usually associated with the Hawaiian Islands, hence the pineapple. Since this is CES week, we got a deluge of consumer tech.

There were a few trends this year. For example, Amazon’s Alex played a huge role in helping make devices smart. Just wait – you’ll be able to talk to everything in the future. 4K TVs are normal now and the next big battle ground is over HDR content. PCs are also making a comeback with some really interesting options. One gaming PC has 2 screens that slide out to give you 3 screens at once! Cars are also getting smarter and automated driving creeps closer to reality.

See the whole list below of the cool products from CES this year.

BTW, the picture is the tripod thing Matthew was talking about during the show.

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275: Exactly What Will Happen In 2017

275: Exactly What Will Happen In 2017

2017

To kick off 2017 we spend over 3 hours talking about our predictions for the year. We cover the big guys: Apple (big expectations for the 10th anniversary of iPhone) Alphabet (AI. AI. AI.), Facebook (VR & M), Microsoft (keep kicking butt and taking names) and Amazon (Echo refresh, something crazy and new). Then we move into the smaller companies like Uber, Twitter, HPI, Tesla, Space X, and Snapchat. We then talk about broader topics like gaming, AI, IoT, AR/VR, and autonomous vehicles. It’s a jam packed show!

There aren’t any show notes to go with this show. So sit back, get comfortable and enjoy.

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274: 2016 Postdictions

274: 2016 Postdictions

2016

This in special year-end episode we look back at what happened during the year. Specifically, we look back at our predictions for the year and grade ourselves. Honestly, it’s shocking how well we do. Below is a reference for all the events we covered from 2016. It was a busy year!

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272: A Magic Leap Off The Wrist (Plus a Google Home Giveaway!)

272: A Magic Leap Off The Wrist (Plus a Google Home Giveaway!)

 

Pebble No Longer On My Wrist

This week John Glenn passes away. So we talk about going to space. And how Magic Leap lied about their product. How how Pebble will no longer be on anyone’s wrists. Wow – that sounds much darker than the show really was. We finish off talking about the future of shopping and VR. All the show notes are below.

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271: #LiveAuthentic

271: #LiveAuthentic

#liveauthentic photo

We start off the show with a story about a guy who decides to become an Instagram Influencer (#LiveAuthentic). It’s interesting to see what it actually takes. We also talk about self-driving cars acquisitions, coveted NES games, memory cards, internet duct tape, The Machine, measure power consumption and more. Show notes are below.

 

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262: BlackBerry, Meerkat And GoPro All Qualify For A Trip To Mars

262: BlackBerry, Meerkat And GoPro All Qualify For A Trip To Mars

Mars star chart

In talking about who the first people to visit Mars should be, Elon Musk suggests that it should be people who are willing to die. So… BlackBerry, Meerkat & GoPro are already on their death beds, so it makes them perfect candidates to go to Mars. Each of our story’s are below.

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255: SpaceX Wasn’t The Only One With A Follow Up

255: SpaceX Wasn’t The Only One With A Follow Up

SpaceX Follow Up Rocket

This week’s podcast is mostly about follow up stories. SpaceX re-launches another rocket, Apple’s Macs are still old, Instagram will probably kill Snapchat, & smart locks aren’t very secure. Then there’s the new stuff: Tim Berners-Lee’s plan to take your data back, Facebook v AdBlock, LG’s awesome headphone jack, Amazon’s 1-click video purchases, and Sweden’s mechanized pot holes. All the links and details are below.

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240: Everything Annoying About The Stock Market

240: Everything Annoying About The Stock Market

Annoying Stocks

It’s stock market week and we have a ton of updates. Reminder: The stock market can be annoying because it doesn’t perfectly correlate with company value. See all the notes below.

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238: James And Matthew Hit Peak Tangent, You Won’t Believe Where We End Up!

238: James And Matthew Hit Peak Tangent, You Won’t Believe Where We End Up!

The Probe Droid Reaches Peak Tangent

Matthew and I hit peak tangent in this episode. It starts out easy enough with Instagram photos and Facebook’s f8 developer’s conference. Then we get deep into camera technology, texting, the future of books, drone sports, and end with a rant against making 4 sequels to Avatar. All the tangential show notes are below.

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234: The Movie Industry Is Changing, The New Direction Will Blow Your Mind

234: The Movie Industry Is Changing, The New Direction Will Blow Your Mind

IMG_0496This is the first week that James is gone, but never fear! We have on two guest hosts: Tim Madden and Kyle Clark (@kylemartinclark). We discuss the future of sports competitions with the Drone Grand Prix We take a look at the evolving movie industry and how we’ll soon be watching block busters. We even wonder about Tidal and the future of Jay Z’s platform.

We also talked about video games. Sony’s Play Station VR announcement in depth and Microsofts new policy on cross platform play. We also talk about giant time-sucking games and how they could be bad for the industry.

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